April 14, 1943 - March 19, 2012
TRENTON, Nebraska --Curtis Hayen, 68, of Trenton, formerly of Cogswell, North Dakota, died March 19, 2012, of natural causes in his home.
Curtis Leo Hayen was born April 14, 1943 to Lawrence and Mira (Hayden) Hayen in Lisbon, North Dakota. He attended school in Cogswell and Forman and graduated from Sargent Central High School in 1961. Following graduation he moved to Colorado and worked with his brother, Bob, in construction. In 1965 he was called to serve his country and enlisted in the US Army. He was station in France and Germany and was honorably discharged in 1967.
He returned to Colorado and later to Trenton, where he continued to work construction until his retirement. Curtis' passion in his later years was caring for his buffalo herd at Hells Half Acre ranch near Trenton.
He will be remembered for his generous heart and sadly missed by his family and good friends.
He is survived by two brothers and three sisters, John (Barbara) Hayen, Cogswell, Robert (Joyce) Hayen, Williston, Florida, Shirley (John) O'Neil, Greeley, Colorado, Karen (Ed) Wagner, Rapid City, South Dakota, Marilyn (Darrel) Blain, Rio Rancho, New Mexico and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be sent to The American Legion in memory of Curtis.
Preceding him in death were his parents, one niece and one nephew.